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tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized. >> mr. speaker, in the president's pivot back to jobs last week, he told a crowd that america has fought its way back after the start of the great recession. mr. wilson: five years ago unemployment was at 6%. now it's at 5.5%. five years ago 30 million americans received food stamps. today 47.8 million are enrolled. we are no way back to where we were before the 2008 collapse. as the president's -- it's the president's economic agenda that's pushing further us into danger. as a business owner of 42 years, i've been on the receiving end of these job-killing policies and i know what we need to get the economy back on track. we need to reform the tax code. we need to ensure our military remains fully funded and well-equipped and the best in the world. we should never accept 7.6% as the normal level for unemployment or 15% poverty rate and we should never accept an econ
arises when a couple married in california or another state moves to state like florida or texas that does not respect their marriage. until we succeed in getting rid of the remaining marriage bans in these states it's clear those governments will not recognize the couple that is married and they will get some but probably not all of the federal benefits they would get if they were living in a state that respected their marriage. at administration has been coming out with guidance on various benefits since the decision came down so we have some answers at this point. it seems pretty clear for immigration purposes, the 70-thre federal government will respect the marriages that were married in any jurisdiction that allows it no matter where the couples live now. federal employees will be able to get spousal health insurance and other benefits if they're legally married in any state regardless where they currently live. same for military spouses. so we have some clarity on some of these issues. the two big ones that are sort out of out standing and waiting for guidance from the admi
and texas are giving the state sponsored discount this weekend. connecticut will get it next weekend. earlier this month, a dozen other states took part. retailers are as delighted as con superstormers. >> shirt -- >> shirt. >> pants -- >> pants. >> especially in this economy. every bit helps. >> reporter: are you excited to go back? >> yeah. >> reporter: total sales could top $42 billion, and parents say every penny save makes a difference. >> i looked forward to that growing up in texas as well. thanks for the story. >>> exciting news surrounding the mona lisa mystery. who is the face on one of the most famous paintings in the world? the model for the masterpiece? scientists think her identity could be revealed through dna testing. >> she appears larger from the left -- >> reporter: the clue to unlocking one of art's biggest secrets is so ground breaking, you might expect to find tom hanks from the da vinci code on the scene. instead it's a real-life team of researchers on the edge of finally answering who is that woman with the smile in the mona lisa? for centuries, historians and
a national trend. several days of tax-free back to school shopping. georgia, massachusetts and texas are giving the state sponsored discount this weekend. connecticut will get it next weekend. earlier this month, a dozen other states took part. retailers are as delighted as consumers. >> shirt -- >> shirt. >> pants -- >> pants. >> shoes -- >> shoes. especially in this economy, every little bit helps. >> reporter: are you excited to go back? >> yeah. >> reporter: total sales could top $42 billion, and parents say every penny saved makes a difference. >> i looked forward to that growing up in texas as well. thanks for the story. >>> exciting news surrounding the centuries-old mona lisa mystery. who is the face on one of the most famous paintings in the world? the model for the masterpiece? scientists think her identity could be revealed through dna testing. here's abc's kirit. >> she appears larger from the left -- >> reporter: the clue to unlocking one of art's biggest secrets is so ground breaking, you might expect to find tom hanks from "the da vinci code" on the scene. instead it's
, which is a year, in prison. unprecedented. maggie from texas, independent line. i am a progressive. my choice would be bernie sanders. sanders, heie stands up for the little people. can you hear me? host: go ahead. caller: he is a man of principle. he stands up for the little people. he does not represent the one percent in this country. he represents the other 99%. overwhelmingly choose bernie sanders. host: please tell me what first brought him to your attention. what is the specific thing that got him? caller: i have followed him for years. there are a few good democrats. they are still controlled by the party politics. i will take bernie sanders any day. three comments so far, a wide range of comments, about who best or present your political party. you have heard our folks talk about it this morning. tell us why and tell us who that person is. the phone lines, if you want to give us a call -- here's the latest from egypt, saying -- politics is our discussion for the first topic this morning, who better be since your political party. lakeland, florida, democrats line, hello. has --
does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i ask have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number eight printed in part b of house report 113-187, offered by ms. jackson lee of texas. the chair: purr sinet to the rule, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, and a member opposed will each control five minutes. the gentlewoman is recognized. the manager in opposition will have the right to close. the gentlelady is recognized for five minutes. s. jackson lee: let me thank my colleagues whenever they engage in debate, i know they have a serious commitment to the process of this house and this nation. i rise today to offer an amendment and i hope that it addresses the chairman's offer of legislative collegiality. if this is such an important effort then i believe that the amendments that have been offered by my colleagues and the one i introduced as we speak is one that makes this bill reasonable. my amendment would except from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rull promulgated by the
, first if you are in austin, texas, cap city from august 7th-10, it is the one and only rojo perez . that's the only r, i'll roll, i promise. >> thank you. >> john: seen right here in nyc hosting 'killer comedy' at the underground every friday night. the lovely carolina hidalgo. and finally another new york favorite you can rabbithole comedy at legion bar brooklyn ny it's gabe pachecho gabe. good evening. thank you all for being here. a record 23.7 million eligible voters in america according analysis at the census center. you can't hope to get the white house without at least 65% of the latino vote, which the democratic party seems to know. the republican party has half realized it. how could numbers like this effect the possibility of any serious immigration reform? gabe? >> i mean, i think it's just foolish not to really cater to the latino vote. so republicans are shooting themselves in the foot by not doing anything about this. >> john: it's sort of a two-sided argument. on the national level it is believed that you have to have latino vet -- voters in the party to win. ann could te
was younger, i spent summers, make money. mow lawns. do a lot of things. fine, a boy in texas spent his summer mowing lawns and making money like a million other all-american boys. take a look at him. 11-year-old dillon ortman. wasn't doing it to make money for himself. he was actually raising money for victims of moore, oklahoma, the tornado. 2 dozen people died in may. anyway, he's mowed nearly the 0 lawns in two months. he raised $16,000. >> i want to live where he is living. for the people of moore, oklahoma. >> i would think he got donations in addition to whatever he charged. we don't know what he charged. he couldn't stop his work. his dad would sometimes say, hey, dillon. he said i worked in 104 degrees. and my dad says you are going to work to the bone, dillon. it was important to him. he made $16,000. mowing lawns. he is going to donate. to those folks. >> what a good kid. i love that. >> check this out. a minor craze. it's swept across malaysia. this happened back in july. it's when despicable me came out. you saw it with alexa. >> i saw despicable one. >> despicable two. people goi
-- 2009 inserted i yield a minute and a half to the gentleman from texas mr. carter. >> he is recognized for 90 seconds. i thank you for bringing forward this bill. i would be willing to bet if you a poll in think household in america and said who do you or your e i.r.s. doctor, doctors with overwhelming ly overwhelmingly be trusted. he i.r.s. would be overwhelmingly distrusted. i don't understand when we laws in this congress restricting the access health care information and bring severe penalties on our care providers for releasing health care these hipaa and laws and they have been around for a while now i would say. we write a bill that turns this, the entire health system's administration over to the one agency that the american people hate american agency.r now, some of the democrats like it because they like to get other people's money and spends it but the rty i the i.r.s. is trusted ed, wasn't before the events that have been described here today. oday they are totally distrusted. in fact they are totally feared of what they can do to the lives of american citize citizens. this
? >> conflict resolution. >> stephanie: case casey in texas. >> caller: i need to get you off of speaker. >> stephanie: okay, thank you. >> caller: what i wanted to speak to was the fact that the fourth amendment applies to when you have an expectation of privacy and since the beginning of the internet, they've said that you have no expectation of privacy and also when cell phones first started, they said they're radio waves and you have no expectation of privacy there either. >> stephanie: that's what i've often said. i think a lot of this technology has outpaced where we used to be on these issues. >> stephanie: by the way, senator john mccain talking about russia and putin. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia and mr. putin putting his thumb right in america's eye. >> stephanie: why don't we just putter our hand up by our eye? billy in texas, long time no talking point. hi, bill. >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: hi, billie. >> caller: i wanted to call this morning. i've been listening. i used to adm
-martial begins in texas for army major accused of the fort hood shooting rampage that left 13 people dead. major nidal hasan is representing himself. he will cross-examine many of the 32 people injured forcing them to relive the horror of the 2009 attack. if convicted, hasan could face the death penalty. >>> new details about the terror threat which led to closure of embassies and consulates. it apparently began with a conversation between two top al qaeda leaders. with more on this abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: beefed-up law enforcement. heightened awareness at airports from l.a. to new york and more scrutiny on those trying to enter the country. a senior u.s. official tells abc news that the plot started in yemen, and u.s. officials are frantically searching for vehicle bombs al qaeda wants it use to blow up the u.s. embassy there and perhaps others as well. abc news has also learned that through surveillance and electronic eavesdropping, more was discovered. including communications between al qaeda affiliates and someone in the u.s. not just electronic conversations, but through the mai
for the u.s. senate in texas. it started in january of 2011. i was at 2% in the polls. the margin of error was 3%. those were the real poll numbers. and we were thrilled. we went through a $50 million primary. the most expensive primary in the country. $35 million in nasty attack ads. after watching all of those ads, she turned to me and said, goodness gracious. i did not realize what a rotten guy you were. we saw something incredible happened. we saw thousands of men and women across texas come together. getting on facebook or twitter, enough already. we can't keep painting in pale pastels, we need to stand up and take this country back. what we saw was incredible. starting from 2%, despite being outspent 3 to 1. we won the primary by 14 points and won the general by 16. [applause] what a tremendous testament to the power of the grassroots. throughout the campaign, the pundits all said in the senate race there was no way i could win. i traveled the state of texas saying they are absolutely right. it is beyond my capacity. but you can. the only way we will win is if conservatives come toge
foundation defund obama care event in texas, senator ted cruz tried to rally conservatives. >> what happens next is president obama and harry reid are going to scream and yell those mean, nasty republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government. what has to happen after that is we've got to do something that conservatives haven't done in a long time. we've got to stand up and win the argument. why is it that every reporter in the media and a significant percentage of republicans assume with an impasse that president obama will never, ever, ever give up his principals so republicans have to give up theirs. if you have an impasse, you want to know one side or the other has to blink. how do we win this fight? don't blink! >> by the way, cruz was heckled at that event by people saying they wanted health care as well, but there were more supporters, as he said, than there were hecklers. earlier, though, former u.s. senator jim demint and president of the heritage foundation said any congressional republicans who oppose their effort should be replaced. the debate over how to defeat t
to consider. he is accused of opening fire at the texas military base in 2009. 13 people were killed. >>> a new school year is about to begin with a cloud of controversy and uncertainty in philadelphia. the eighth largest school district is in the nation. education officials had to borrow $50 million just so they could start classes on time. and are still staring at more than $300 million budget hole. the american federation of teachers president randy wi winegardner is posting this on twist. stop the governor from stro destroying public education. philadelphia will be one of three cities. our next guest plans to visit there as part after town hall series on education reform next months. i want to bring in former washington, d.c. chancellor michelle reece. good to see you. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> good. let me ask you about the school budget crisis in philadelphia. it's in the headlines but a lot of schools are facing these kinds of troubles. how does it get to this point? >> there are a lot of factors that drive the financial issues that school districts have.
, and his wife. judgment day -- you knew better. next is dave joining us from crockett, texas, good morning. caller: hello? yes, i would like to make a comment. you know, before time was ever recorded over in the middle east, then people have been fighting each other for years, thousands of years. and for the united states to think that they're going to send aid and change their way of living is complete idiocy. this government -- we have got so much wrong with our own country. ok, thank you for the call. from inside "usa today," in anticipation of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the march on washington, which will take place on august 28, the mlk memorial repair will not be finished, although work on fixing the quote does not an exact quote from dr. king will continue after the august 20 anniversary, and we will have life coverage from the ceremonies the weekend prior. and president obama, who is scheduled to deliver remarks on wednesday morning, august 28, to commemorate dr. king's remarks 50 years ago. clinical story from -- a ,"litical story from "politico hillary clinton is fielding o
afterwards. host: this call is from texas, independent line. caller: you mentioned 1000 feet will the ranch lands have any height restrictions? you say that is the government that will process the privacy issues and if they are the ones breaking the privacy, how will we hold them responsible? -- this isoperation what the faa and other government agencies and all of the private citizens and the public in the states are getting involved with. you may say you will only use these systems for these particular applications. if you use these particular applications, this is how you have to do it. you have to do it in a safe manner and you have to follow the law and the rules. presidentguest is the and ceo of the association holding this event in washington, dc this week. jordan, aberdeen, maryland, independent line. what do you think the usedned vehicles will be as far as fire departments and police departments? a lot of the civil applications, these are ideal applications, the men and women are trained to do their job better than anyone else. this is a tool that allows them to do it better. searc
or a good start. >> host: eric and freeport texas. good morning you are on the washington journal. >> guest: everyday the rich zero leal executives sell 40 million gallons of gasoline and diesel to foreign countries. every day by over a million barrels of crude oil. we don't want to say a word about it. why is it you don't want to talk about energy experts? i think we should approve the pipeline as far as oklahoma so that it's easy to sell to americans and hard to sell to foreigners. we should ban the sale of gasoline be sold. thank you. >> guest: i personally think exports are a good and healthy for our economy. they create jobs, too tebeau i want to make sure that for the keystone pipeline perspective that the oil transported from canada to that pipeline does stay in the united states. the reality is that it goes to as many as six or seven refineries from kansas, oklahoma, texas to louisiana. there is no doubt the vast majority of not 100% of the gasoline will be distributed within the united states and not put on. but there have been -- we do export diesel because we don't use it like eu
to the gentleman from texas, mr. culberson. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i appreciate very much the gentleman from georgia filing this important legislation and i feel my day is not complete. unless we get a chance to cut spending and cut obamacare. obamacare contains more than 20 tax increases and gives the irs unprecedented authority to collect personal health information from more than 300 million americans. obamacare requires all insurance companies to report to the irs the name, address, identification number and type of insurance policy purchased by every customer, along with the determination whether or not the insurance was, quote, government approved. i'm very proud to be a co-author of dr. price's legislation that will prohibit the irs from collecting our personal health care information. the irs has admitted this i've heard from so many stints who are members of patriotic organizations. they stepped up for the first time in their lives to get involved in organizations like the texas tea party, the king street patriots, and for standing up as patriots and trying to do the right things fo
. we will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the economy. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially save employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not just good for society, they are good for
and kidnapping after he had a struggle with police. >>> texas boy spent his summer vacation mowing yards for extra cash. earning thousands of dollars. he was not stuffing his own piggy bank. 11-year-old dylan sending the money to victims of the oklahoma tornado disaster. he mowed nearly 90 lawns, making $16,000 in two months. it's called starting a business. two dozen people died in oklahoma. dozens more were hurt in may when those violent tornadoes ripped through moore, oklahoma, south of oklahoma city. all right. good work, dylan. >> tucker: so the headline is, you can make $16,000 in two months? i don't have any calculator. >> eric: 2,000 a week. >> gretchen: i wonder what he charged. >> eric: i'm sure he said look, i'm doing this for the victims in oklahoma. give what you can give. i'm gog mow your lawn. great job, though. >> tucker: that's the way to do it then. if you're going to mow lawns. >> gretchen: say you're giving it to charity? >> tucker: yeah. >> gretchen: i like the fact that he did all the hard work because sometimes young kids get a bad rap in this day and age that they
tried on 13 counts of murder and 32 accounts of attempted murder at ft. hood, texas, base. >>> prosecutors recommended a 60-year sentence for bradley manning found guilty of the biggest leak of leaking classified documents. the military judge will announce her decision later this morning. >>> dr. sanjay gupta changed his mind about medical marijuana but will the president? this question of whether that reversal has made the president rethink his own position on legalizing weed came up in a question at tuesday's white house briefing. >> i don't think i've ever predicted this was the question you were going to ask me. [ laughter ] so i really wasn't in the potpourri category of questions for this one. i have to confess i did not see the sanjay gupta column that you're referring to so it's hard for me to comment on it at this point. >> in this column, dr. gupta, who was the president's one-time choice for surgeon general apologized for misleading the public on the effects of marijuana and also explored the subject in his cnn entitled "weed." >>> dr. oz putting his great skill
of mexico had to swim for it. 51-year-old sailor swam three miles to shore in freeport, texas. >>> "salt lake city tribune" cut water percentage by 50%. customers who do not obey could have their water supply cut off. >>> southerby set to announce the sale of a rare blue diamond at auction. the stone weighs more than 7.5 carats and expected to sell for $19 million in auction in october. put that on your calendar, christine romans. >> cash out the 401(k) for that. >> a dow had its worst week of the year. the dow down 2.2%. 344 points for the week last week. the s&p was down about 2%. realty track and increasing home prices and came up with this. the leading and lagging areas in housing. among the leading housing markets, rochester, new york, cape coral, ft. myers, florida. update on the weather. >>> in the pacific we're watching a chance for a disturbance to happen ahead near cobbo. if you want for that, you have the beach planned vacations there. one to three inches of rain expected in the southeast even three to five inches expected by the time we get to about thursday. flooding concern
, like the governor of texas, is a ponzi scheme. >> i'm advocating fort end of obamacare as we know t. it's already destroying jobs in this country. already going to take away 100,000 new jersey residents health insurance. that report came out yesterday. cory booker says obamacare is great. he doesn't think it's good, he thinks it's great. cory booker is too liberal for new jersey. that's the real story. because win in new jersey reignites the entire republican party and sets the agenda fort republican takeover in 2014 of the senate. >> steve: the dnc said about national republicans, quote, they did this autopsy five months ago and this is what they have? look at the races we've seen since. mark sanford, gomez and now steve. they clearly haven't learned from their mistake. it's distinction without a difference. the end result is they have these far right candidates who are going to cost them an election. >> far right candidates. i grew up in ridgefield park. my dad was a korean war vet. when my dad died, i was raised by my italian immigrant grandparents. i've been married 32 years. both d
do we -- i know texas opted out of it. how could we opt out of its? and they were there. >> let me give you of the background. first of all, it does not emanate from anything the senate has done. common gore is a program developed by the governors' association. so if you don't want them coming to be a part of a commodity have to do is change it. it's not anything that goes through me. in other words, it's a state up to then opt out deal. that is a state-run a shoot they you all need to deal with. i don't think the goals behind a common core are necessarily bad. i think probably the implementation is very dangerous, but the point is improving the educational standards of our children, you know, the best way to do that is put parents, teachers, administrators back in charge. [applause] >> senator, thank you very much for your representation. i am -- proud of what you have a vested. i am really concerned in maybe a generation are less we are going to lose our second amendment rights. the americans and oklahomans. and no pun intended, under the gun. what can we do? senator feinstein, s
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